Race Against the Machine is a non-fiction book from by Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee about the interaction of digital technology, employment and . and Irreversibly Transforming Employment and The Economy. Erik Brynjolfsson. Director, MIT Center for Digital Business. Andrew McAfee. Race Against The Machine. Erik Brynjolfsson. Director, MIT Center of Digital Business All Profits After Tax. Copyright (c) Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee.

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It’s not that Hagel disagrees entirely with observations of the authors of this book, but he does come to a slightly different conclusion – and John Hagel is a thinker worth listening to.

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Jun 17, David rated it liked it Mcahine Moreover, they’re tackling the most important question of the present and the future: Though they had been replaced by rail for long-distance haulage and by steam engines for driving machinery, they still plowed fields, hauled wagons and carriages short distances, pulled boats on the canals, toiled in the pits, and carried armies into battle.

Not to be confused with Rage Against the Machine. Which is the optimistic way of looking at the first alternative. Erik BrynjolfssonAndrew McAfee.

In the near future of freestyle chess, we can anticipate that grandmaster chess players and stand-alone supercomputers will quit this league. Education as a panacea simply doesn’t work as the job-destruction will cut across all sectors. Innovation and revolution in education system is much needed, as Erik puts it, “educational systems to be based more on delivering genuine, measurable results and less on simply signaling selection, effort and prestige.

October 17, Sold by: I wasn’t as satisfied with all of their conclusions. View all 5 comments. Hope to see you there! Brynjolfsson and McAfee write that advanced digital technologies are making people more innovative, productive and richer, both in the short- and long-term, but potentially at the cost of increasing wealth inequality in society. This is something I’m greatly concerned about, so why one star?


Race Against The Machine

The premise is that economic slowdowns didn’t start with the Great Recession in and were caused in great part by technological advancement, which leaves people behind if they haven’t received enough education. Paperback98 pages. As technology races ahead, it can leave many people behind. In Race Against the Machine Brynjolfsson and McAfee bring together a range of statistics, examples, and arguments to show that technological progress is accelerating, and that this trend has deep consequences for skills, wages, and jobs.

It led to innovative and technological improvements including mass production, railways, and mass tace. Conventional wisdom to the point of platitude. On the other hand, the book does a great job of explaining the nonlinear nature of innovation, and it doesn’t unnecessarily ramble on for hundreds brynjofsson pages, so that’s good, at least.

At the end of the day, however, they remain too technodeterministic. Rather, it’s a description of existing trends, some explanations of those trends, and notes towards a larger conversation that needs to happen.

So to conclude, don’t hesitate, go buy the book now! Jan 10, Pete Welter rated it really liked it. As the authors note, this isn’t a handbook for how to reorganize companies and the economy.

But digital innovation has also changed how the economic pie is distributed, and here the news is not good for the median worker. Also hands off things like Amazon’s mechanical turk, despite it paying people two or three dollars an hour.

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Oct 06, Fang rated it it was amazing. Enabled Amazon Best Sellers Rank: Not a good book. For your own security, it’s best to start becoming familiar with this problem now. But digital innovation has also changed how the economic pie is distributed, and here the news is not good for the median worker.

The Future of Work: I’m willing to grant that their “third way” thesis that the current age of technological progress might be driving part of unemployment, but even though I don’t think the solution to the challenges of modern technological progress should be exactly the same as New Deal policies to spread wealth and opportunity after the Depression, one looks in vain in this book for alternative suggestions that would help give workers more control over their own destiny.


Trivia About Race Against The Read more Read less. The author gave us some insights and some suggestions. This is an excellent short book about one of the most pressing social problems of our time, namely, the technologically-drive end of work. The essential argument is that technology has reached a point in it’s Moore’s Law trajectory where it is finally replacing humans at a rate where we can produce more with less people workin We are in the midst of what – by nearly all measures – is an economic recovery.

Thus, technological progress has contributed to a rapid rise in income for the technologically savvy, entrepreneurs in high-tech fields, stars able to resell their talent digitally worldwide. The author believes that the next half of the chess board will bring radically different changes.

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The suggestions of the author including crowd sourcing, maxhine can have a read in this book Crowdsourcing: Entrepreneurial business models, new organizational structures and different institutions are needed to ensure that the average worker is not left behind by cutting-edge machines.

Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Second, discussion of inequality did not refer to capital accumulation, surplus value, or unequal exchange.

Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. This is a great book — for what it covers — but it could be really powerful coupled with companion texts.

The AI revolution is doing to white collar jobs what robotics machjne to blue collar jobs. Computers now drive cars in traffic, translate between human languages effectively, and beat brynjplfsson best human Jeopardy!

This observation led the authors to conclude that a drastic shift in the means of production was taking place.